County recognizes today’s students, tomorrow’s leaders

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Women’s History Month Program at the Essex County Hall of Records on Monday, March 19. The theme of this year’s ceremony is “Students Achieving Today – Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the ceremony, 2018 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards were presented […]

Oheb Shalom fetes Lippitz, 30 years of women cantors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — International Women’s Day occurred March 8, but the celebration continued into the weekend when South Orange’s Oheb Shalom Congregation honored its own Cantor Erica Lippitz, who is celebrating 30 years of serving in the cantorate. “From Bima to Broadway” featured Lippitz and cantors Magda Fishman, Alisa Pomerantz-Boro and Elizabeth Shammash, who […]

Green Hill salutes 13 founding women

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8 and National Women’s History Month this March, Green Hill recently saluted its founding women. Green Hill was founded in 1866 by 13 women and called the Society for Relief of the Respectable Aged Women in Newark, New Jersey. The nonprofit enterprise began […]

Maplewood TC honors SOMA women of action

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its March 6 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee honored local women who have dutifully and honorably served the communities of Maplewood and South Orange. The committee also issued a proclamation in recognition of Women’s History Month. “In service to our towns these strong and principled women have volunteered […]

Women United Breakfast in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Women United Way of Essex and West Hudson will host its fifth annual Women United Breakfast, in celebration of Women’s History Month, on Thursday, March 15, at 8:30 a.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The keynote speaker will be Victoria Pratt, a former Newark […]

Davenport to speak at HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Former Maplewood Mayor Ellen Davenport, the first and only woman to hold that position, will be the Women’s History Month guest speaker at the Hilton Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Davenport will discuss how she became involved in […]

SHU to host Women’s Conference

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Celebrating National Women’s History Month, the Women and Gender Studies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the annual Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender 2018. The public is invited to this event on Friday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

Two towns’ celebrate the impact women make

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The women of South Orange and Maplewood are coming together to celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March, with Maplewood Committeewoman Nancy Adams and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum leading the charge. Kicking off with a cocktail hour at the South Mountain Tavern on Thursday, March […]

Celebrating the impact Christian women make

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church is grateful for the women throughout the world who make a difference in their communities with their ingenuity and their courage. The congregation will be highlighting the involvement of Christian women and their devotion to the cause of Christ and the concerns of their communities […]

Maisie brews a business

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the first half of the 20th century, and in the 1920s especially, tea rooms were enormously popular in small towns, big cities and suburbs. Most were owned or managed by women and provided fashionable places for women to gather. The tea room craze came about as part of the movement for […]